I don't play the bass, nor am I in the least bit familiar with Phils gear. That said, if you were developing a modern interpretation of the ideal Phil bass for that early-mid 70's Phil sound, what would the requirements be? Scale, # of strings, electronics, weight etc. Everything except for the aesthetics which I think I'm set on. Thinking in terms of a good user friendly instrument that takes all the good and omits the bad!